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Phelps Dunbar attorneys can - and regularly do - speak with considerable authority on the full range of Third Coast business and legal issues. Here's what they've been up to lately.

Litigation's Latest Publications

  • New Law Shields NC Farmers From COVID-19 Lawsuits

    May 07, 2020 - Trial lawyers nationwide have already started filing COVID-19 related lawsuits targeting nearly every industry, including agriculture. Fortunately, North Carolina’s COVID-19 Recovery Act (S.L. 2020-3) contains new liability protections for North Carolina... More
  • Businesses Beware: COVID-19 Litigation Is Coming

    Apr 29, 2020 - Businesses understandably are focusing more today on health and safety issues, regulatory compliance, employment matters, and other day-to-day operational issues as COVID-19 spreads across the country. Because of this, commercial law firms are preparing for... More
  • Why Businesses Should Embrace Electronic Contracts and Signatures During Social Distancing

    Apr 22, 2020 - Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, much of Louisiana is working from home. With a drastic move toward remote working, electronic contracts and signatures are a simple solution to keep business going without unnecessary delays. While electronic contracts and... More
  • Coronavirus Prompts Temporary Changes to Mississippi's In-Person Notary Requirement

    Apr 09, 2020 - Mississippi is adjusting its notary rules to allow business to happen while at the same time practicing social distancing. On April 7, 2020, Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves signed an order temporarily modifying the in-person requirements for notarization... More
  • Fifth Circuit Gives Defendants Powerful New Tool With Approval of "Snap Removal"

    Apr 08, 2020 - Amid the disruptions and despair being wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit quietly issued an important civil procedure ruling yesterday approving of “snap removal.” Although it may sound obscure, snap... More
  • How Texans Can Find Possible Relief for Non-Performance Caused by COVID-19

    Apr 03, 2020 - As COVID-19 and public health measures grind the U.S. economy to a halt, people and businesses are left scrambling to deal with the sudden economic fallout. The shock of the pandemic is disrupting existing contractual relationships, and Texans should keep in... More
  • What to Do When COVID-19 Infects Your Contractual Duties

    Mar 31, 2020 - The impact that COVID-19 is having on commercial transactions is becoming readily apparent. Supply chain parties cannot obtain needed materials or supplies, distribution and shipping channels have been disrupted, and shortages in the workforce have occurred... More
  • Former U.S. Attorneys Predict Spike in Federal White-Collar Prosecutions

    Mar 27, 2020 - A review of recent information and current and historical data supports the prediction of the increase of federal white-collar investigations and prosecutions. As the $2 trillion stimulus package enters the economy, the U.S. Department of Justice and United... More
  • Litigation's Latest: Changes Announced for Preserving, Producing Documentation for Litigation

    Sep 07, 2016 - The Federal Court Rules of Civil Procedure recently been have amended to insert provisions which limit the scope and application of the rules related to the obligation of companies and individuals to preserve and produce documents and electronic information... More
  • Litigation's Latest: April 2014

    Apr 21, 2014 - Below are the articles for the April issue. To view, click on the appropriate title and you will be brought to the full version of the article below. Recent Changes Provide Guidance to Florida Jurors in Business and Contract Disputes and Limit their Case... More
  • Litigation's Latest: January 2014

    Jan 02, 2014 - Below are the articles for the January issue. To view, click on the appropriate title and you will be brought to the full version of the article below. Texas Supreme Court Allows Merit-Based Reviews of Orders Granting New Trial Exclusion of Expert Testimony... More
  • Litigation's Latest: September 2012

    Sep 11, 2012 - Litigation's Latest is intended to provide late-breaking updates to clients and friends of the firm on issues that may impact business throughout the region. To view the latest issue of Litigation's Latest, please download the newsletter below. More
  • Litigation's Latest: January 2012

    Jan 05, 2012 - Litigation's Latest is intended to provide late-breaking updates to clients and friends of the firm on issues that may impact business throughout the region. To view the latest issue of Litigation's Latest, please download the newsletter below. More
  • Litigation's Latest: May 2011

    May 05, 2011 - Litigation's Latest is intended to provide late-breaking updates to clients and friends of the firm on issues that may impact business throughout the region. To view the latest issue of Litigation's Latest, please download the newsletter below. More
  • Litigation's Latest: November 2010

    Nov 22, 2010 - Litigation's Latest is intended to provide late-breaking updates to clients and friends of the firm on issues that may impact business throughout the region. To view the latest issue of Litigation's Latest, please download the newsletter below. More
  • Litigation's Latest: March 2010

    Mar 31, 2010 - Litigation's Latest is intended to provide late-breaking updates to clients and friends of the firm on issues that may impact business throughout the region. Click here to download the latest version. More